I liked the kiss. I really enjoy this show.
this show took a dive in quality. We started watching the show for their awesome chemistry. They kept that even through the rough patches, and ... then this? What is this. All of this is just a mess. The first season I've stopped watching.
It's been so long, I'm starting not to care. Are they really trying to milk us into purchasing prior season VOD/streaming in between these short length yet long interval 'seasons'? I know, fantastic cinematography, setting, acting, takes time, but couldn't they plan better so these feel more like TV shows and less like film series with increasing gaps in between? sigh. It generates an underlying resentment with some viewers, who suspect the producers are becoming arrogant and taking themselves too serious at the expense of devoted fans.
Well, I won't waste time re-iterating others' comments. However, when Walter began turning off the equipment after acknowledging his failure to complete his research, I flashed on the "Good Times" episode when Florida shatters the punch bowl and shrieks "Damn....DAMN.....DAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYM!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I thought Walter might have an emotional breakthrough and start throwing the equipment to the ground...but then I realized he's not wired like that. I wonder if we'll see him travel through the "5 stages" on future eps--perhaps Toby will have a hand in that.
Shouldn't it be Jason and Sam, and Elizabeth and Lucky. Not Elizabeth and Jason ( Jake)!!! Just my opinion..
I've always hated these on and off again relationships. I stopped liking Jane a long time ago--she's being written as a ninny who lets go of people too quickly. She dumped Michael, her fiance and love interest of two years, and two minutes later was making out with Rafael. What kind of a person does that? Then she finally decides she wants to be with Michael, and we don't get even one episode to enjoy their togetherness before she dumps him again. I'm team Michael, and I would like to see him find someone new, who's mature and knows what she wants. I'm tired, as a viewer, of being jerked around.I would have stopped watching this mess a long time ago, but I still get a kick out of watching Jane's family, and I want to see what happens with Michael.
Total rip off of the plot from The Doctor's Wife from Doctor Who! Even down to the whole "will I ever get to talk you again dialogue between Flynn and The Library/Ray lol... I mean they say imitation is a form of flattery but this was a pale imitation at best.
They have taken a wonderful show and are slowing killing it with their incompetence. The plots are stupid, the dialog is dead on arrival, and the standard characters have become caricatures of themselves. Why promote Kate to captain when that should mean that she no longer goes into the field to investigate, yet she continues to anyway? Why saddle Castle with a stupid, cheesy PI business that just makes him seem like an amateur? Last we saw of Alexis, she was an undergrad at Columbia. Why is she now a receptionist/investigator in her dad's moronic PI business? Martha is reduced to nothing more than a clothes horse who prattles on about nothing much. Ryan and Esposito are just a slap stick side show of buffoonery. Vikram and Haley are nothing short of annoying. And on top of this, they destroy the marriage of two characters whom we have been rooting for over several seasons. Beckett is trying to protect Castle by not involving him? Isn't that HIS choice, not hers? What I loved about this show was the balance between Beckett and Castle: Becket, the strong, competent, down-to-earth NYPD cop, who serves as a ballast for Castle, an imaginative writer who likes to go to extremes but always somehow has her back. Now we see Beckett as an obsessed, selfish jerk who shuts Castle out for no good reason, and Castle slapping her down with execrable dialog. And the final insult: Beckett is thrilled at the prospect of receiving "naked punishment" from her husband for her "bad behavior". The writers apparently were so at a loss to understand how these characters feel about and interact with each other that they figured putting a little 50 Shades gloss over things would somehow add a little spice to this moribund show. Instead, it just seemed pathetic. I'm out. That's the last new episode I watch. I'll just recycle past episodes.
Great episode. I really was touched when at the end Walter took hold of Paige's hand as he told the story of his sister when they were young. I also liked how the story Walter shared about Megan pulling the fire alarm at school was from a scene we had already seen as a flashback of a young Walter & Megan during season 1, episode 2 "A Single Point of Failure". It's also in that same season one episode we saw the back story about the yellow car Megan had Sylvester give Walter in last week's episode. Especially enjoyed the scenes with Cabe & Ralph. Because Cabe had been involved with Walter as a child, he treats Ralph with respect and does not dismiss Ralph's input. I laughed when Ralph observes "Ray's strange" and Cabe replies "And how" (after finding a huge jar of boiled eggs with Ray's name on it). I liked that Walter's dad had an opportunity to see how his son uses his genius to help others and how Walter comes up with creative solutions to big problems. His dad saw that Walter was respected by his team, and a leader. The scene where Walter's dad helps to plaster the door shut was good. His father was able to listen, see & understand Walter's plan & his dad added to the plan by bringing the clipboards to use as a trowel. One of the best scenes was toward the end when Walter's dad asked if Sylvester wanted to come with them since he is family. Earlier in the episode I was so proud to see Sylvester stand up and speak with confidence when Megan's dad asked what kind of man was he. Plus Megan's dad got to see how smart Sylvester is and what he added to the solution. Plus I loved how Sylvester found a way to bring stars to Megan's room after she had said she would never see stars again. It was funny when Sylvester referred to himself as having super powers and calling himself Bacteria Man. I loved Paige's approach to supporting Walter in dealing with Megan's dying throughout the night (in the moments when they were not focused on the medical crisis). She tried to talk to him, but when she realized he wasn't able to listen to reason she stood nearby, she placed a hand on his shoulder, she understood his frustration, she made eye contact. She let him know she was there for him. I wonder if Walter will share what he's done in his research with others conducting MS research? He wasn't able to complete his work for Megan but what he's done might be useful to others. It was sad when he said (back at the garage) "I have a months of research upstairs that did nothing for her - I failed." If he could pass on his work for others to build on, at least all the money & time he invested would perhaps not feel like a failure to him. When Megan died it was interesting to watch Walter's face - no real emotion. And all he said was "okay". We know he has low EQ but sort of painful to watch.
There are consequences to what Kate did either now or later.I agree with you Christine,spot on review.I am very happy they are back together,Caskett fighting together is still my first choice.The Showrunners are confused and are terrible,they have taken a wonderful couple with flaws and all and made me care what happens to them.Remember it is a show,a once great show that maybe during the break they can get H&W into therapy so we can get some classic Castle back.I know people felt they got together too fast,I too thought that ,I wanted him to at the very least say she would get help for the addiction she suffers from.They love each other and the Showrunners did their very best to ruin every character ,now even Martha,this season.
Lindag, I agree with your post but since these show runners do not seem to know what they are doing they are now scrambling to salvage the season instead sticking to the basics of the series,the character and relationship developments and unfortunately so far they are failing miserably, that was the point of my earlier post.
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